Charlie Cox Says the DAREDEVIL Netflix Show Is “Much, Much Darker” Than Anything Marvel’s Done Before

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Whether you’re a fan of their output or not, there’s no denying that Marvel Studios’ ambition is impressive.  They seem to really be swinging for the fences by kicking off the Civil War storyline in Captain America 3, and while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t the slam dunk many were expecting from the studio’s first foray into television, their subsequent TV offerings promise to at least move into different territory.  The upcoming ABC series Agent Carter has a period setting and is essentially a prequel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show will kick off a mini Marvel universe on the small screen.

We recently got our first look at Daredevil star Charlie Cox as the titular superhero, and now the actor has spoken a bit more about the Netflix series, saying it’s significantly darker than anything Marvel has done before.  Read on after the jump.

Every Episode of FRIENDS Coming to Netflix Starting January 1, 2015

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You’ll be in good company while nursing your hangover this coming New Year’s Day.  Netflix announced today that starting on January 1, 2015, every episode of the NBC sitcom Friends will be available to stream in the US and Canada.  In addition to Seinfeld, I count Friends as one of the very best sitcoms of all time and certainly one of the most influential pieces of pop culture from the 1990s.  That cast is phenomenal, and even though the tenth and final season was disappointing in spots, the charm always shined through and made the show a joy to watch.  Moreover, Friends is highly, highly rewatchable.  I own every season on DVD, but I’m sure laze will take over as I find “The One with Chandler in a Box” or “The One Where Ross Got High” are available at the touch of a button starting January 1st.

In announcing Friends coming to Netflix, the streaming service released a cutesy video that reunites The Rembrandts (remember them?) and features a cameo from Central Perk’s most loyal employee, Gunther.  Take a look after the jump.

DAREDEVIL Comic-Con Panel Recap: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and More Unveil Clips from the Upcoming Netflix Show

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You like those brand new Daredevil images?  How about some footage descriptions to go along with them?  Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, hit the main stage podium again today to bring Daredevil to New York Comic-Con.  Not only did we get the chance to see four clips from the upcoming Netflix series, but Loeb also brought out the cast of the show including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Toby Moore (Wesley), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), marking their very first public appearance together.

Hit the jump for some Q&A highlights and a description of the clips shown in my Daredevil Comic-Con panel recap.

Netflix and Marvel Unveil DAREDEVIL Logo; Find Out How to Meet the Cast at New York Comic-Con

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New York Comic-Con is just days away now and Marvel and Netflix want to make sure you’re aware of all their plans for the upcoming series, Marvel’s Daredevil.  We already told you about Saturday’s panel, but now they’ve also announced that there will be a signing session as well.  Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’Onofrio will all be on hand for the event.

Interested?  If you are, you might have to get up a little early on the morning of Saturday, October 11th for this one.  The signing won’t happen until 3:45pm, but it’s a ticketed event so just head over to the Marvel Booth when the convention center opens up at 10am to participate in the random drawing process.  Hit the jump for more details and to check out the brand new Daredevil logo as well.

Adam Sandler Inks Four-Film Deal with Netflix

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You know how to make sure a press release gets my attention?  Kick it off with a good old, “O’Doyle rules!”  It was just revealed that Adam Sandler made a deal to make four movies exclusively for Netflix and the press release began with, “O’Doyle rules! Adam Sandler heads to Netflix.”  There’s no word on what any of those films will be just yet, but perhaps that headline could hint at something Billy Madison-related.

But of course that’s total conjecture at this point because all we know is that Happy Madison Productions will work with Netflix to develop the four films and Sandler will produce and star in all of them.  Hit the jump for more on the Adam Sandler/Netflix partnership.

The Weinstein Co. & Netflix to Release CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON Sequel Simultaneously Online and in IMAX Theaters; Plus First Images

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The Weinstein Co. and Netflix have signed a deal to release Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix on August 28, 2015.  Netflix previously won a bid for the streaming rights to TWC movies, and the two companies joined forces for the original series Marco Polo.  The Green Legend deal ramps up the partnership and is the logical next step of Netflix’s growing plan to disrupt the traditional distribution model.

Netflix also released the first two images, featuring stars Michelle Yeoh and Donnie YenYuen Wo-Ping directed the Crouching Tiger sequel.  Hit the jump for the images and the full press release with quotes from Harvey Weinstein, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, and IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster.

Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs Will Star in LOVE, a Netflix Series from Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin

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This could be really good.  Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Girls) will co-star in Love, a new Netflix series from Rust, Judd Apatow and Leslie Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls).  In a bold move of confidence, Netflix has picked up the show for two seasons already.  The first 10 episodes will air in 2015, with another 12 on the way in 2016.  Legendary Television will produce as well.

Love follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.  The show will be a half-hour series.  Hit the jump for more on Love.

DAREDEVIL TV Series Casts Scott Glenn as Stick, Matt Murdock’s Mentor

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I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure).  The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page.  Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor.  I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad.

Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. Hit the jump for more on Scott Glenn playing Stick.  Daredevil will premiere on Netflix next year.

TIFF 2014: Netflix Announces Upcoming Documentary Projects VIRUNGA and CHEF’S TABLE

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While the main draw at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is, of course, film premieres, you don’t have to travel to enjoy them all.  Why, through the magic of the internet and massive content provider Netflix, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home!  In addition to funneling anticipated films into your living room, Netflix recently announced two of their upcoming documentary projects: the feature-length documentary Virunga, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s beleaguered national park; and the original docu-series, Chef’s Table, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the lives of world-renowned chefs.

Hit the jump for more on both documentaries, along with the trailer for Virunga and the first (tasty) images from Chef’s Table.

Netflix Renews HEMLOCK GROVE; Season 3 Will Be Its Last

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Netflix just confirmed that Hemlock Grove will return for a third season and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.  Season 1 was practically unwatchable, but season 2 is almost a complete turnaround.  It’s still rather ridiculous and has its goofy soap opera-like moments, but overall, Hemlock Grove has become a highly entertaining guilty pleasure.

After Peter (Bill Skarsgård) and Roman (Landon Liboiron) outted the Vargulf in season 1, they’re stuck dealing with the repercussions of the attacks at the start of season 2.  Peter’s on the run with his mother and Roman’s reeling over Shelley (Madeleine Martin) and his Upir birthright.  Miranda Cates’ (Madeline Brewer) arrival does offer some solace, but this is Hemlock Grove we’re talking about.  Ultimately her involvement brings the show to a whole new level of supernatural chaos and, naturally, that leaves you eager for more.  Hit the jump for more on Hemlock Grove season 3.

MARCO POLO Images and Release Date Revealed; The New Netflix Show Debuts in December

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Hot off its 31 Primetime Emmy nominations, Netflix has unveiled the premiere date and a set of images for the brand new original series, Marco Polo.  The show is based on Marco Polo’s exploits in Kublai Khan’s court in China and will feature newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as the title character and The Man with the Iron FistsZhu Zhu as Kokachin, Marco Polo’s love interest.  Kon-Tiki’s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes and executive produce the season alongside show creator John Fusco as well as Dan Minahan and Harvey Weinstein.

Hit the jump to check out the first five Marco Polo images.  All ten episodes will debut on Netflix on December 12th at 12:01am PST.  The show also stars Joan Chen, Benedict Wong, Remy Hii, Olivia Cheng, Claudia Kim, Uli Latukefu and Tom Wu.

Netflix Chief Says Marvel TV Characters Could Cross Over to the Film World; Confirms Netflix Plan Is Based on THE AVENGERS Model

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When Marvel Studios finally executed its plan of teaming up various individual film characters into one big movie, The Avengers, it was a smashing success to the tune of $1.5 billion.  After that, the studio turned its attention to the small screen with its first self-produced TV series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The show was met with a less-than-enthusiastic response, and while faithful viewers say it found its footing in the latter half of its freshman season, much of the show’s look-in audience had already abandoned it.

And so it’s with a certain mix of anticipation and caution that fans await Marvel’s upcoming series of Netflix shows.  The studio will kick things off with a 13-episode Daredevil series, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage and culminating in a 13-episode team-up season of The Defenders.  Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently spoke a bit about the shows, revealing that a crossover into the MCU “has been talked about” and confirming that the Netflix plan is modeled off The Avengers.  Much more after the jump.

Beau Willimon Talks HOUSE OF CARDS, the Different Production Schedule of Season 2, “Hyper-Serialized” Storytelling, the Show’s Directors, and More

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One of my favorite shows is House of Cards.  Led by showrunner Beau Willimon and produced by David Fincher and Dana Brunetti, the show consistently has you on the edge of your seat wondering what innovative twist is coming, and it’s loaded with fantastic performances by the entire cast (especially by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright).  The incredible work from all departments helps explain why House of Cards was the first “web” television series to receive major Emmy nominations.

While Beau Willimon is hard at work on season three of the show, I was recently able to get on the phone with him for an exclusive interview.  He talked about how the show came together, working with Fincher, Eric Roth and Josh Donen, how the storylines changed, working with Netflix, filming in D.C. and being able to shoot on location, the great set of directors they’ve had on the series, his plays, and more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

THE KILLING Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Linden and Holder Face Serious Consequences in the Crime Drama’s Final Season

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Somewhat impossibly, Netflix has released the first The Killing season 4 trailer as well as a new poster.  The crime drama debuted on AMC in 2011 to solid reviews and ratings, but fans turned on the series when the story was stretched thin and the central mystery wasn’t solved until the end of the second season.  The show was cancelled, then AMC changed its mind and moved forward with season three.  The ratings continued to decline despite a creative upswing, and AMC subsequently cancelled the series again.  Enter Netflix, which then picked up the series for a fourth and final season consisting of six episodes, and we now have our first look at the show’s conclusion.  Season four picks up minutes after the season three finale, and sees Detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) dealing with the aftermath of their decision while also working a new murder case involving an all-boys military academy, headed by Joan Allen’s Colonel Margaret Rayne.  Despite my frustration at some of the show’s weaker aspects, I’m curious to see how it all wraps up in these concluding episodes.

Hit the jump to check out the first The Killing season 4 trailer, as well as a debut poster.  The fourth season streams exclusively on Netflix starting August 1st.

HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2 Posters; The Godfreys Reveal Their Demons

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The Vargulf isn’t the only monster within Hemlock Grove.  The second season of the Eli Roth-produced Netflix series is set to debut on July 11th, and it’ll involve a brand new dark force moving into town, something dubbed, “The Big Bad.”  On top of that, the Godfreys are stuck dealing with a heap of family drama thanks to the events of the first season.  Roman (Bill Skarsgård) wants nothing to do with his mother (Famke Janssen), Shelley’s (Madeleine Martin) gone and then poor Norman (Dougray Scott) is all alone, and all of this tragedy is personified in these new Hemlock Grove season 2 posters.

Hit the jump to catch the designs for Norman, Shelley, Olivia and one particularly unsettling poster for Roman, too.  With the release of Hemlock Grove’s new season fast approaching, Netflix plans to unveil even more character posters and, odds are, the next set will feature the Rumanceks, and possibly newcomer Madeline Brewer’s (Orange is the New Black) character, too. And if you want to learn more about the upcoming season right now, you can check out our Hemlock Grove season 2 set visit report right here.

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